welcome to our first issue of Australian Health Today magazine. We hope you enjoy reading all things health and how it relates to you, your family and the lifestyle choices we make living in this great country of ours. The availability and scope of health information in today’s world is virtually always at your fingertips, whether its online or in print form.
It’s important to make informed decisions regarding your health and to keep on top of all the latest and current information. Our physical and mental health is most important, and we hope that you will benefit and arm yourself with the knowledge to keep yourself and those you care about happy, healthy and wise.
With winter well and truly upon us, it’s important to stay on track with our diet and exercise to keep away those winter nasties. Honey is one of nature’s miracles and we have some great varieties in Australia. In our feature article, we look at the wonders of honey, particularly the potent manuka variety and its health benefits and the work being done by an Australian research team to help our honey industry.
We chat with the dynamic Professor Fiona Wood, world leading burns specialist, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and former Australian of the Year, and how she maintains her health and wellbeing while juggling career and family.
With diabetes on the rise in Australia, we feature the Telethon Type 1 Family Centre in Western Australia, the first of its kind in Australia and the support it provides to many families.
Osteoporosis particularly affects women but it can also have debilitating effects on men. We look at ways to minimise the risks to men of all ages.
The effects of digital gaming can leave parents frustrated when it comes to their children and the effect on the family. But we tend to forget the positive aspects of gaming and a new report shows some surprising results.
Our section on Nutrition delivers some great tips for juicing, the benefits of the mediterranean diet and more. If you are thinking of travelling to a warmer location to avoid the cool weather, turn to our travel section for advice about mosquito-borne diseases and ways to stay safe on vacation.
With sections for men, women, teens, babies and even pets, our aim is to entertain and inform you and your whole family. Don’t forget to enter the competition to win a heathy food hamper worth $250. Details on page 20.
There’s a whole lot more for you inside this first edition.
Happy reading and let us know what you think by connecting with us on social media or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yours in Health,